Isn’t it frustrating when you make a purchase and the product ends up being nothing that you thought it would be? This is what it feels like when a business makes a bad hire. The problem is that you can’t pack it back up and ship it off for a refund - it takes a great deal of time and resources to rightfully terminate an employee.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help avoid a bad hire:
- Look for relevant job responsibilities, not job titles - Job titles can vary greatly from company to company and a good candidate may be overlooked if purely observing previous job titles. The key here is to review the duties and responsibilities of their work experience and how it relates to the position that is being filled.
- Ask why they left previous employers - This will reveal a candidate’s personality at work. Was it voluntary or involuntary? Did they leave for another position? Did they feel unappreciated? Did they have conflicts with coworkers and/or supervisors?...